Updated February 12, 2019 by Gregg Parker

The 10 Best Science Kits For Teens

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. School is boring, and learning sucks. That's the attitude your teenagers will take into anything that has even the appearance of being educational, so you're fighting an uphill battle encouraging them to pursue science. These kits introduce young minds to fields like programming and robotics using fun and engaging hands-on activities, allowing students to grow their knowledge in exciting ways. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best science kit for teens on Amazon.

10. Owi Hydraulic Arm

9. Evviva Ant Habitat

8. Elenco Playground

7. Tinkering Labs Catalyst

6. SentoSphere Spa Lab

5. Brisk Learner Chemistry

4. ProTechTrader Component Set

3. Teenii Physics Lab

2. Lego Mindstorms EV3

1. Elegoo Car 3.0

Editor's Notes

February 10, 2019:

This list has items that are quite varied because of the broad definition of "science" as well as the definition of "Teen." The Elegoo car takes the top spot because it's inexpensive, introduces concepts in a way that makes kids want to learn, and can be a great project for parents and youths to do together. The Lego Mindstorms similarly makes a great team project, though it is much more expensive. If you're looking for educational materials, the ProTechTrader and Brisk Learner sets can supplement classwork and help those who are struggling. The rest of the kits, while fun, require a bit of motivation on the part of the student, so while they are good, they simply aren't as cool as a car you can program.


Gregg Parker
Last updated on February 12, 2019 by Gregg Parker

Gregg Parker is a writer and puppy enthusiast who divides his time between Los Angeles and the rest of the world. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his eclectic career has involved positions in education, health care, entertainment, nonprofit fundraising, technology, and literature. A points and miles expert, he's well-versed in all topics related to travel, including luggage and travel accessories. Other areas of expertise include pet care products, teaching resources, kitchen appliances, and anything related to coffee or barbecue.


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